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Popular Trends in Home Furnishings 2019-2020

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on January 01, 2020 in  Decorating  Real Estate Advice
With each new year comes new interior design trends and fads to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease. Here is a list of trends that gained popularity this year and seem to be standing the test of time. Nature: Tables made from petrified wood; pendants woven with branches; stools covered in coconut shell beads: home owners and designers seemed to be moving on from the tech obsessed décor to favorite a more organic style. Lighter finishes: In keeping with ... read more
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Can I rent my house on AirBnB?

Posted by Karen Johnson on January 01, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Rentals and Tenants
Answer: Maybe. It depends on where you live and under what circumstances.  If you have considered renting out your home on a site like AirBnB or VRBO you are not alone. Many people are looking at the possibly of offering up their house as a short term rental especially since it's tempting to make some extra cash during the time that the home may be sitting empty. In our area, as the number of short term rentals have grown, municipalities have started to look at or even regulate the offer of residences as ... read more
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According to www.uslegal.com, a deed restriction is defined as: … private agreements that restrict the use of the real estate in some way, and are listed in the deed. The seller may add a restriction to the title of the property. Often, developers restrict the parcels of property in a development to maintain a certain amount of uniformity. So what does that mean? Imagine that, after months of searching, you finally find the home of your dreams. Your escrow deposit was deli... read more
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In our more rural areas where houses are spaced so far apart that a sewer system would be too expensive to install, people install their own, private sewage treatment plants. These are called septic tanks. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield, or soil absorption field. The septic tank digests organic matter and separates floatable matter (e.g., oils and grease) and solids from the wastewater. Soil-based systems discharge the liquid (known as effluent) from the septic tank into a s... read more
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Should I buy a generator for my house?

Posted by Stephanie Schade on November 29, 2019 in  Preparing for Emergencies  Real Estate Advice
Electrical power outages are unavoidable in our area. “SnowTober” the Delaware River Floods and Hurricane Sandy, just to name a few, were all incidents that cause local power outages for a week or more in duration for many areas in Bucks County. So what’s a homeowner to do?One increasingly popular option is to purchase a standby generator, also known as a whole-house generator. These power-producing machines are your own personal electrical power source. Within seconds of a blackout, a standb... read more
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